CCSN Ongoing Projects (coming soon to a new site!)

Debt, Legislation, and Partisanship: The Impact of Party ID on Borrower Outcomes

Name: Grace Beals (geh95@cornell.edu)

Subfield(s): American Politics, poverty, credit markets, political ideology

Short project description: Payday loan regulation (currently) happens at the state-level. Different states regulate payday lenders differently, either outlawing the practice, placing restrictions on loan amounts etc., or allowing high-cost payday lending. How does regulation impact borrower outcomes, such as debt? And is this influenced by state characteristics?

End Goal: Publication

Current Progress: Literature review, initial data collection.

Help needed: Modeling help (considering a difference-in-differences model, but open to other options).

Others involved in the project: None

Interested in co-authorship: Maybe

Date posted: February 2, 2021

Does Jones Beat Janczewski? The Relationship Between Perceptually Fluent Surnames and Electoral Success

Name: Jacob Harris (jh2689@cornell.edu)

Subfield(s): American politics, political psychology, elections and voting behavior

Short project description: Are political candidates with last names that are hard to pronounce less likely to win elections compared to candidates with names that are easier to pronounce?

End goal: Publication

Current Progress: Lit review draft done. Data cleaned. Waiting on survey programming to move further along.

Help needed: I need someone who knows Javascript to help me code my survey. This link explains the exact problem I am running into: https://www.qualtrics.com/community/discussion/4143/create-a-questions-with-random-text

Interested in co-authorship: Maybe

Others involved in the project: None

Date added: January 26, 2021

Bureaucratic Disenfranchisement: How the Carceral Bureaucracy Inhibits Voting Among Inmates

Name: Jacob Harris (jh2689@cornell.edu)

Subfield(s): American Politics, criminal justice

Short project description: I would like the measure the percentage of non disenfranchised inmates that vote in jails during an election. Bureaucratic practices and intrinsic qualities of incarceration make it extremely different for inmates to vote but little empirical work has been done on the matter.

End Goal: Publication

Current progress: Super preliminary. I have some possible options for data but nothing concrete yet.

Help needed: Just a partner willing to jump into the deep end with me on this one. Someone who is willing to help me find a state with a workable voter file and with jails that keep censuses of their inmates. 

Interested in co-authorship: Yes

Link to more information: This page does a good job of explaining the issue: https://www.prisonpolicy.org/reports/jail_voting.html

Date added: January 26, 2021

Political Psychology Experiment

Name: Jacob Harris (jh2689@cornell.edu)

Subfield(s): American politics, political psychology

Short project description: Anyone who is interested, we should get together and think of a political psychology experiment we could run. It would be great to bounce ideas off each other and see what we can come up with!

End goal: Publication or conference paper

Current progress: I have some ideas but that’s all

Interested in co-authorship: Yes

Date added: January 26, 2021

Drones and Global Order: The implications of remote warfare for international society (Routledge, forthcoming)

Name: Paul Lushenko (pal243@cornell.edu)

Short Project Description: This is an edited volume that aims to fill two gaps in the extant literature. First, scholars reduce states’ use of drone warfare to materialist calculations of interests, power, and security. Second, scholars demonstrate preoccupation with atomizing the legal, moral, and ethical implications of drone warfare at the expense of interrogating its impacts on global order. This book advances the scholarship on drone warfare by linking the competing logics that inform states’ use of drone strikes to the trade-offs imposed on global order, as well as the managerial recourses that are available to member states of international society.

End Goal: Publication

Current Progress: I am editing the chapters presently and the book is due for publication sometime this summer or next fall.

Help needed: I would like someone to review the completed manuscript for grammatical and formatting errors.

Others involved in the project? Yes

Link to more information: https://bit.ly/2Yl106y

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